So you’re thinking about booking a luxury portrait or boudoir session! I am so excited for you! There is no better way to celebrate yourself than taking some gorgeous photographs that you can treasure forever. Boudoir sessions are a one-of-a-kind experience and this handy list will help make it unforgettable!
Do your research.
There are a lot of photographers out there, and the choices can be overwhelming. Check out several portfolios to find a professional whose style matches your tastes. Always check online reviews and ask friends and family for their recommendations. Custom portraiture is a significant investment and you deserve to have a photographer who is professional, respectful and honest, with a portfolio that makes your heart skip when you think about your session.
Meet the photographer before your session.
Most professional photographers prefer to meet with their clients for an initial consultation. This is an opportunity for each of you to discuss your session, your expectations and all the details about what their services include such as hair and makeup, wardrobe, and products. This is also the perfect time to establish a rapport and make sure you’re a good fit. If something doesn’t feel right, or you’re not completely comfortable, visit with other photographers until you find the best fit.
Indoors or Outside?
Many photographers prefer to work in a studio setting, and others work on location. A professional photographer can take incredible photographs in any environment. Some boudoir clients prefer to have their sessions in boutique hotels, others prefer their own bedroom. Portrait clients may want their background to be a beautiful garden or urban area, while others prefer their portraits taken in a studio with controlled conditions. Consider where you would like to have your photographs taken; in a studio, in your home or other location.
What will you wear?
Perhaps you already have lingerie picked out or a gorgeous gown you’ve been dying to wear. If not this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some retail therapy! Your photographer will go over wardrobe in your consultation, but this is a great time to build a Pinterest board of your ideas. Your portrait session is about you and your unique style should be reflected.
Are you ready to feel like you can take on the world?
Portrait and boudoir sessions are designed to celebrate you and your unique feminity. These experiences are not something we often do, but they are incredibly empowering. Being in front of the camera has a way of teaching you to love yourself, and everyone could use a nice boost of confidence. It feels so good! You deserve to honor yourself with a day of self-love- and a portrait session is truly the gift that keeps on giving!
I believe every woman deserves beautiful portraits of herself, including you. Click here to find out more about a luxury portrait experience that celebrates your unique journey.